Black & Veatch director selected for experience in fleet electrification, decarbonization of vehicle charging infrastructure
Black & Veatch today announced that Paul Stith, director of global transportation initiatives within the company’s Growth Accelerator, has been named to the board of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to doubling the freight efficiency of North American goods movement.
The transportation industry is one the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but smart transportation solutions including advances in electrification and zero-emission vehicles – as well as improved logistics and data analysis – are providing more sustainable, cost-effective ways to transport goods and people. However, the success of these vehicles relies heavily on critical infrastructure systems that support new modes of vehicle power and communication. NACFE works to drive the development and successful adoption of cost-effective technologies, services and methodologies that enhance the efficiency of and provide environmental benefit to the North American freight industry.
Stith, a recognized authority in the electric fleet industry, joins a strong assembly of industry leaders including Rob Reich, executive vice president and chief administrative officer with Schneider; Keshav Sondhi, director of fleet engineering and sustainability for PepsiCo; Kelly Gedert, director of product marketing at Daimler Trucks North America; and Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin North America.
“We’re thrilled that Paul is able to join our board,” said Mike Roeth, Executive Director, NACFE. “The North American transportation industry is evolving faster than we ever imagined, and Paul’s deep experience and expertise in electrification and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure will be critical as we navigate this new landscape.”
“Paul will be a fantastic addition to our board, particularly given his knowledge of fleet decarbonization and transformational clean mobility solutions and technologies,” said Rob Reich, Chairman, NACFE. “He brings an incredible perspective on zero emission transportation, from implementing electric truck charging infrastructure to understanding the communications networks that bring it all together.”
With more than 30 years’ experience in technology and business – including 10 years in electrification and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure – Stith leads engagements in planning, designing and constructing sustainable transportation and distributed clean energy infrastructure at scale. His projects extend across North America, Europe and Asia in the support of investors, developers, fleets, OEMs, utilities and transportation service providers as they work to electrify, decarbonize and automate ground, aviation and marine fleets. Earlier this year, Stith joined the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.
“I’m excited about the pioneering work that NACFE does as a trusted industry resource as we share the common goal of improving efficiency while eliminating emissions across our public and commercial fleet sectors,” Stith said. “We at Black & Veatch are committed to sustainability, innovation and technology, and NACFE’s mission aligns well with our goals. I look forward to helping NACFE engage stakeholders from across the energy and transportation landscape as we work to promote new solutions and technologies.”
- Click here for a headshot of Paul Stith.
- Stith speaks frequently at U.S. and international events and was lead author of Smart Electric Power Alliance’s Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed; Black & Veatch’s Electric Fleets: 8 Steps to Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification; and the NIA-NASA Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure Study, Powered for Take Off, detailing energy and infrastructure requirements for Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicles (eVTOL).
- Join Paul Stith, Mike Roeth and other industry leaders in the May 2020 webinar: How Utilities Can Support the Future of Electrification, sponsored by Utility Dive. Don’t miss the follow-up discussion, which offers a deep dive into audience questions related to the webinar.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world’s most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and on social media.
About the North American Council for Freight Efficiency
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) works to drive the development and adoption of efficiency enhancing, environmentally beneficial, and cost-effective technologies, services, and operational practices in the movement of goods across North America. NACFE provides independent, unbiased research, including Confidence Reports on available technologies and Guidance Reports on emerging ones, which highlight the benefits and consequences of each, and deliver decision-making tools for fleets, manufacturers, and others. NACFE partners with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) on a variety of projects including the Run on Less fuel efficiency demonstration series, electric trucks, emissions reductions, and low-carbon supply chains. www.nacfe.org
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